Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

McCoy Tyner : Afro Blue

JazzTimes may earn a small commission if you buy something using one of the retail links in our articles. JazzTimes does not accept money for any editorial recommendations. Read more about our policy here. Thanks for supporting JazzTimes.

No doubt we have been spoiled by the jazz reissue era in which we live. A reissue project should come in a box. There should be unreleased tracks and alternate takes. We expect voluminous discographical and technical data, and new liner notes reassessing the place in history of the artist and the music at hand.

Afro Blue is none of the above. It is eight tracks from the five albums that McCoy Tyner made for the Telarc label between 1999 and 2004. It looks more like a promotional sampler than an album for sale.

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a JazzTimes member to explore our complete archive of interviews, profiles, columns, and reviews written by music's best journalists and critics.
Originally Published